Just Arsenal Archives for January 2012

Would Song And M’Vila Be Able To Play Together For Arsenal?

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In the last few years we've got accustomed to Wenger playing with two defensive midfielders, but more often than not one of them had a big playmaking role. It was like this when Fabregas was at Arsenal, and it is the same now that Arteta rules the midfield, but now it is being reported that [...]

Could Wenger be serious about keeping Chamakh next season?

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The Morrocan international Marouane Chamakh has been left on the sidelines all season with just one Premiership start for Arsenal, and he has previously indicated that he wasn't happy with spending all year on the bench. But Wenger gave Chamakh a whole 12 minutes on the pitch against Stoke this weekend, and was obviously asked [.

Wenger admits Arsenal need another top class striker this summer

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After Arsenal's awful start to the season, all Gooners should be proud of the way that Arsene Wenger has managed to turn things around to get the Gunners back into the Top Four. But the fact remains that if super-captain Robin Van Persie had not stayed fit all season then it would have been an [...]

Denilson to return to Arsenal after Sao Paulo talks collapse

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Denilson Coming Back To London By JG I'm not entirely sure how I missed this piece of information, but on the 25th of this month, Arsenal and Sao Paulo could not come to an agreement concerning the Arsenal loanee Denilson. This is what Denilson had to say to the press in regards to the situation: [..

Wenger – Stoke are always difficult but we simply MUST win the points

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has never been a great fan of Stoke City's physical game and "rugby tactics", but he knows they have grown into an established Premiership team that are very hard to beat, especially at the Britannia Stadium where they have lost just four times this season. Wenger knows it will be [.

Vermaelen – Arsenal ready to go into battle against Stoke! (And Rosicky will back him up)

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Thomas Vermaelen has issued a rallying call to his Arsenal team-mates, and says that the Gunners must be prepared for a battle at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon, but also have to keep their passing game ready to help score the goals needed. "It is always a hard game when we go there, you know [.

Wenger – We coped with Stoke and deserved the point

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Arsene Wenger watched Arsenal go a third game without a win against Stoke yesterday, but with Newcastle losing to Wigan, the Gunners actually moved another point closer to Third Place. Everyone knew it was always going to be a tough game against the "rugby tactics" of Tony Pulis' team, but Wenger was pleased with a [.

Arsenal linked with another hotshot Bundesliga striker

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Everyone in the media seems certain that the Koln striker Lukas Podolski is going to be Arsenal's first acquisition of this summer's transfer window, but it being reported today that the Gunners are also interested in signing the Borussia Dorthund hitman Robert Lewandowski. The Polish international has had a great season for Dortmund, scoring 20 [.

Is Henri Lansbury ready for the Arsenal first team? (plus video)

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Why Not Henri Lansbury? By: Jason Progressing very well in the England youth squads (even captaining a few), Henri Lansbury grows in popularity. His recent performances for the U-21 national team have been tremendous, and he has always been touted as a very talented individual. Even former Arsenal striker Alan Smith acclaimed that Lansbury has [.

Arsenal tracking Spanish international as M’Vila alternative

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Arsenal's interest in the French holding midfielder Yann M'Vila is well-documented, but with a large block of rival teams from Spain and Italy lining up to make a bid for the £17 million-rated Rennes star, Arsene Wenger has been looking at less illustrious alternatives. According to this morning's Telegraph, who always seem to have an [.

Wenger – The reasons Van Persie WILL NOT leave Arsenal this summer

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger snubbed the possibility of losing Robin Van Persie in the summer, saying that regardless of the decision the skipper makes he's still going to stay for the whole duration of his contract. The good thing is that Wenger is trying to keep hold of his biggest and most valuable player, [.

Carlos Vela: My intention is NOT to return to Arsenal

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The Arsenal loaned-out striker Carlos Vela has stated that he's unwilling to return to the club where he had little to none success and that he'll do everything in his powers to persuade Wenger to let him go for good. If Wenger will be in his right mind there will be no need of persuasion [...]

Three strikers linked with Arsenal – Who would be best?

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Arsenal's season-long fear was related to its captain Robin Van Persie and it was actually related to two different possibilities. On one side, everybody was afraid that Robin would choose to make a move to some other club (and everybody still is afraid), while the second side of the nightmare was related to a possible [.

Jack Wilshere “on shortlist” for Olympic Team GB

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The England manager Stuart Pearce, who is usually taking care of the youth squad but is now also the interim manager of the senior squad, has declared that Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will be given a chance to come good at the Olympics if he will return to fitness soon enough. Wilshere, who was at first [.

Denilson not keen on returning to Arsenal

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The Arsenal midfielder Denilson is currently on loan at Sao Paulo in Brazil after stating last summer that he had no desire to play for Arsenal any longer. Arsenal though failed to find a buyer for the disaffected 24 year-old and he returned to his old club back in Brazil as a loanee but his [...]

Chelsea’s win increases pressure on Arsenal to be thirdº

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Hey all. Again, I know that I have not been blogging recently but these are a couple of crucial months coming up for me and I really have to focus, so I'm afraid that my blogs may be a bit thin on the ground for a little while. Anyway, I had a relatively free evening [...]

FOUR teams circling in the race to sign Robin Van Persie

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As crunch time in the race for the Champions League places approaches, Arsene Wenger will be hoping that Arsenal can hang on to third place in the Premiership so that the Gunners maintain an automatic entry to next season's Champions League. If they fail then Arsene Wenger has admitted that Robin Van Persie will more [.

Wenger – Our opponents defences stop Arsenal from scoring!

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Sometimes Arsene Wenger gives deadly and insightful analysis of games in his post-match interviews, but sometimes he has come close to winning a trophy for Stating-The-Bloody-Obvious! After Arsenal's boring 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Saturday, Wenger made the astute observation that Chelsea's defence stopped Arsenal scoring, and also that other teams (like Wigan the week [.

Vermaelen – Arsenal have a fight for Third Place and it won’t be easy

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The Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has admitted that Arsenal tried hard to beat both Wigan and Chelsea, but because of their failure they now have a fight on their hands to hang on to the coveted Third Place in the Premiership. Arsenal face a difficult next match away at Stoke (if you want to bet [.

Wenger hints that Diaby will replace Arteta for Arsenal’s run-in

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Arsenal have cruelly lost both Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta for the crucial last three games of the season as the Gunners are desperately fighting to hang on to the last automatic Champions League position. But he is hopeful that Abou Diaby, who made his comeback game (again!) against Chelsea last week, will now be [.

With Walcott out, who will Arsenal use on the wings?

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Who should be our two wingers for the remaining games? by KJ Arsenal fell victim to another frankly stupid injury. Walcott has done his hamstring and now looks certain to miss the rest of the season. However, it's not too bad and he should still make the Euros. As a result, Arsene must assess which [.

The best moments of Van Persie’s award-winning season

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Captain Van Persie is voted the PFA Player of the Year by KJ The Flying Dutchman has landed the prestigious PFA Player of the year award and he definitely deserves it. He has been a shining light in a somewhat dull season for Arsenal. He has constantly dragged us from the jaws of defeat to [...]

Who should replace Arteta during Arsenal’s run-in? Ramsey, Diaby or Coquelin?

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Who should play the box to box position in the remaining 3 games? by KJ We unfortunately lost Arteta to injury against Wigan and had to play against Chelsea with Ramsey instead. It was clear that we sorely missed the Spaniard. The passing was slow and lethargic and switching flanks to create width was non-existent.

Van Persie’s barren spell highlights Arsenal’s need for a backup striker

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Why RVP finds himself in this drought? A Guest Post from Armoury Square Van Persie's form is worrying for me. But how much can you ask from a man who has done so much in one season. He is the only reason Arsenal are even competing for a Champions League position after their disastrous start [...]

Arsenal’s route to Third Place – and let’s all laugh at Tottenham bottlers!

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Tottenham : Bottling it since 1961 and the remaining fixtures by KJ It has been a decent day of football in relation to Arsenal. I'm watching the Classico at the moment with a smug look on my face knowing Tottenham have just lost against QPR. It is hilarious watching their season go to pot. The [...]

George Graham questions the Arsenal medical team’s ability

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It is no secret that since Arsene Wenger came to Arsenal they have had an extensive injury list just about every single season, and even more so since the Gunners inaugrated their youth policy as they struggled to pay for the new Emirates Stadium. But the ex-Arsenal boss George Graham thinks that the Gunners simply [.

George Graham questions the Arsenal medical team’s ability

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It is no secret that since Arsene Wenger came to Arsenal they have had an extensive injury list just about every single season, and even more so since the Gunners inaugrated their youth policy as they struggled to pay for the new Emirates Stadium. But the ex-Arsenal boss George Graham thinks that the Gunners simply [.

Arsenal tracking top young Serbian international midfielder

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There is an interesting Arsenal transfer rumour out this morning and the young Serbian international Adem Ljajic seems much more like a typical Wenger signing than either Eden Hazard or Mario Gotze. The 21 year-old is obviously very talented and has already played six games for his national team despite his tender age, and the [.

Arsenal GAINED a point against Chelsea – and it was FAR from borning!

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Morning Gooners! by SV Sorry I haven't blogged in a while (if you even noticed my absence!) but I have been absolutely swamped in work. Still, I managed to get myself down to London for the encounter against Chelsea. I have been told, after, that it was an extremely boring match. However, at the time, [.

Wenger needs to find Arsenal’s handbrake and turn it off!

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It seems to be every week now that Arsene Wenger keeps mentioning that Arsenal have been playing with "the handbrake on". He said it yet again this evening after the Gunners only managed a 0-0 draw against Chelsea's reserves at the Emirates. The Frenchman said: "On our side I felt we had a very solid [.

Arsenal 0 Chelsea Reserves 0 – Boring, Boring and Inconclusive

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Arsenal vs Chelsea 0-0 by KJ This wasn't total football, this wasn't absolute football, it was extremely boring football. It was a horrible match to watch and there was no spark to either team. Ultimately, Arsenal will rue the chance of not getting the extra 2 points. The game started off and everything looked sluggish.

Should Arshavin return to Arsenal after Euro 2012?

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Russian winger Andrey Arshavin was a massive signing for Arsenal when he was brought from Zenit. In that period Zenit was one of the most pleasant surprises in European football, and Arshavin was the player who fuelled the surprise. His transfer to Arsenal also marked a point in the winger's career from which everything seemed [.

Van Persie: It’s Simple – Arsenal MUST Beat Chelsea!

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The race for Third and Fourth positions is hotting up as the end of the season approaches, and with Chelsea seven points behind Arsenal going into today's game, this is a must-win for our West London neighbours. But Arsenal are also desperate to stay in front of the chasing pack, and captain Robin Van Persie [.

Arsenal Will Beat Distracted Chelsea – Preview, Line-up and score prediction

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Arsenal vs Chelsea preview by KJ The biggest match of the season gets into full flow tomorrow midday. I'm tired of calling almost every game the biggest of the season but Arsenal never make anything easy. This is not only a big match for Arsenal but also for Chelsea. The red and whites on one [...]

Full Arsenal injury list update and Team News to face Chelsea

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Although the Arsenal injury list is not as bad as it has been at times this season, the untimely injury to Mikel Arteta couldn't have come at a worse time. Wenger confirmed yesterday that the Spaniard will not play again this season. He said: "It is season over for Arteta but he doesn't need surgery, [.

Arsenal nearly as rich as Barcelona in money but not trophies

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Arsenal are one of the richest clubs in the world by KJ Forbes magazine have announced today that Arsenal are the 4th richest football club in the world. The top 5 are as follows: Manchester United ($2.27 billion) Read Madrid ($1.88 billion) Barcelona ($1.31 billion) Arsenal ($1.29 billion) Bayern Munich ($1.

Should Arsenal take a chance on Diaby against Chelsea?

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Arsene Wenger has been left with a dilemma this weekend with the news that Mikel Arteta will not be playing for Arsenal again this season. Wenger said about the Spaniard: "It is season over for him but he doesn't need surgery, which is what we were scared of. So he will be out for six [...]

Santos reveals the secret behind Arsenal’s success

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After the way Arsenal started the season, by losing Fabregas and Nasri and then losing a series of very important games at the beginning of the season, the fact that they are currently holding the third spot tightly is nothing short of a miracle. According to newly arrived Brazilian Andre Santos, the fact that the [.

Szczesny intends to stay at Arsenal for ten years!

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The Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesnt has proved many times this season that he is a committed Arsenal fan as well as being a valued member of Arsene Wenger's squad, but he is humble enough to realise that his place as Arsenal's Number One is still not etched in stone, and once he has played 500 [.

Arsenal linked with Columbian international striker

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger still can't seem to get his head around the idea that you need to bring in top established players in order to be successful (or so it goes), and according to the press he will go head to head for the signature of 21-year-old Luis Muriel. The Columbian striker has [.

Arsenal linked with Columbian international striker

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger still can't seem to get his head around the idea that you need to bring in top established players in order to be successful (or so it goes), and according to the press he will go head to head for the signature of 21-year-old Luis Muriel. The Columbian striker has [.

Arteta injury means that Ramsey must start against Chelsea

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Arsenal star midfielder Mikel Arteta has dealt another immense injury blow to his French manager Arsene Wenger after the many he has received over the course of the season. According to the many reports, Mikel is out for good this season after the Wigan game. With four matches still to go in the Premier League, [.

Newcastle Aiming To Hijack Arsenal’s Move for Jan Vertonghen

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Rumours have it that the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is already looking for players which can improve his team, especially if they manage to sneak into a Champions League place, and according to today's newspapers Pardew took a personal visit to the Netherlands to watch Ajax's game against De Graafschap.

Wenger: The Chelsea game was massive – Now its even more important!

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger cannot relax just yet after the Gunners disappointing 2-1 defeat to Wigan on Monday, and they now have a crucial match against Chelsea next weekend, who are one of Arsenal's rivals for a place in the Top Four. Wenger is certainly aware of how significant this game could be for [.

Arsenal linked to a brilliant Brazilian attacking midfielder – Fingers crossed!

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Transfer news of the day: Hernanes by KJ The best of today's Arsenal transfer rumours report that Lazio's Hernanes is interested in a move to Arsenal. I've been banging on about Arsenal needing to get a proper attacking midfielder and it looks like Wenger might be looking into that position. The Brazilian was last week [.

Full analysis of the race for Third Place – SqueakyBumTime for Arsenal’s rivals!

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Fixture list for the remaining top 4 contenders. by KJ Yesterday as I mentioned in my match report was a shocking result. I honestly expected at least some sort of fight from the lads. However, I don't want to take anything from Wigan, they were fantastic and all their players had amazing games whilst even [.

Arsenal lacked creativity but Third Place is still ours to lose

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So..... by SV Today I write with a totally contrasting mood to the one which I had last Sunday, when we defeated Manchester City. Just an hour ago, Arsenal were defeated by a Wigan side which we were huge odds on favourites to beat. I, oddly, did not think it was quite so clear cut [...]

Anyone worried about Van Persie visiting Barcelona’s team hotel last night?

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The devastating home defeat by Wigan last night has put Arsenal back in danger of missing out on a Champions League spot again, which is the minimum requirement for Robin Van Persie to extend his contract with the Gunners, so now Arsenal fans have one more thing to worry about. RVP has already admitted that, [.

A Tribute to a “Gutted, Sad, Devastated…” Jack Wilshere

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A Tribute to Jack Wilshere: by SV It is now 1 o'clock GMT and I have had to leave my work for tomorrow in the aim to get some sleep. But, just as I was about to turn in, I saw something on Twitter that made me write this article: concerning Jack Wilshere. I am [...]

Arsenal v Wigan report – A bad start and a shocking finish!

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Arsenal 1 – 2 Wigan by KJ A shocking performance from the lads in the second half. Wigan took their chances and Arsenal squandered every one they got. There was also a question in commitment once again which is worrying considering that this is the business end of the season. Arsenal started strongly with some [.

Arsenal in EXACTLY same position as last year

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Well not exactly the same POSITION, but Arsenal have EXACTLY the same amount of points as after 33 games last year. And if they win tonight and draw with Chelsea at the weekend then, again, it will be exactly the same as last year. The big difference is that last season Arsenal were in second [...]

Wenger convinced that Ramsey just needs a goal

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Aaron Ramsey has drawn a lot of criticism from Arsenal fans this season, and he capped it off by failing to pass the ball to Robin Van Persie at the end of the Man City match a few weeks ago. But Wenger knows that it obviously a confidence thing with the Welsh captain, and is [...]

The pleasure and pain of being an Arsenal fan!

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The Arsenal fans by Vinay What makes a football club big? What makes a football club successful and respected? If you answer money, if you answer titles, if you answer world wide reach, then you are all partly true. What really makes a football club survive and grow big is its fans. The fans for [...

Martinez “realistic” about Wigan’s chances of beating Arsenal – ZERO!

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The Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has seen his team beat both Liverpool and Man United in recent games, but he is not quite so confident of getting another three points against Arsenal this evening at the Emirates, in fact he thinks that today's Gunners are even better than the team that whopped Wigan 4-0 earlier [.

The Arsenal Debate – Do you prefer Champions League or a Cup Double?

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Topic for the day: Domestic cup double or CL football? by KJ I'm sure I covered this earlier in the season but we were in a much different situation than we are now. Liverpool are in the finals of the FA cup and could go onto completing a domestic cup double. This has sparked comparison [...]

Should Arsenal encourage Wilshere to go to the Euros?

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Should we rush Wilshere back? by SV Today, I would like to use an article to ask your opinion more than anything else... The news came out recently that Jack Wilshere's progress is ‘slow' and that we ‘will not take any risks' with the midfield maestro. This is in contrast to what I believed to [.

Face facts – Arsenal still need more quality to win the Premiership next year

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Winning the League next season will NOT be easy! by SV Before I start, I would like you all to know that I am fully aware that I am likely to get a fair bit of hate for the following article. I am ready for it and might deserve it, but I still think that [...]

Why Arsenal don’t need a new Defensive Midfielder

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The two man rotational system (Arteta and Song) by KJ In my last article regarding the players that Arsenal need to by this summer, I neglected the fact that we apparently needed a defensive midfielder and I received negative comments as a result. However, I want to clear up that misconception all together.

Fabregas encourages Van Persie to move to Barcelona? Here we go again….

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Van Persie to Barcelona? Arsenal attacked by the media yet again Certain media outlets are fabricating stories about Van Persie's status at Arsenal again. "Barcelona plan to use Cesc Fabregas to convince former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie about a move to the Nou Camp. The Daily Star Sunday says Barca will point out [.

The THREE players that Arsenal will buy this summer

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The players that will leave and come in next season Part 2 by KJ The first article was focused on the players that are expected to leave Arsenal, now we must analyse who should be coming in. We all know that Podolski is virtually a Gooner now and we must plan on how he'll [...]

Full Arsenal Injury List Update and Team News ahead of Wigan game

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Arsenal's injury situation ahead of the match against Wigan isn't looking too good as a few Gunners are still in contention and will have to undergo further tests until they will be cleared for the game. Gibbs is unlikely to feature in the match, as Brazilian Andre Santos is due to replace him and continue [.

Arsenal linked with £10m Dutch international star

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New Dutch sensation Kevin Strootman is due to become the next big thing in Football, and according to today's TalkSport, the 22-year-old midfielder has attracted the interest of the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The PSV star has managed to make his breakthrough to the senior Netherlands national team last year causing City's Nigel De Jong [.

Three Arsenal players that deserve more recognition

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Who are the underrated stars in this Arsenal side? by SV After almost all recent games, fans have been clamouring about how underrated Alex Song is. They say that his terrific performances in front of our defence (and often further up the pitch) deserve great recognition. And I agree, Songinho's performances have been almost as [.

EIGHT deadwood players certain to leave Arsenal this summer

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The players that will leave and come in next season Part 1 by KJ An interesting comment by Travis_Bickle was flagged up by the admin and it looked a good basis to do an article on. His comment was based on the idea of working out who exactly would leave this season and then [...]

Should Chu-Young Park be written off so easily by Arsenal fans?

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What's the Situation with Chu Young Park? By: JG In recent weeks it has become the prerogative of some Arsenal fans to include Chu Young Park as one of their "off-loading" players. This is truly baffling, because he hasn't even been given a chance to show us supporters what he can bring to the table; [.

Johann Djourou is finally looking like a real Arsenal defender

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Djourou has proved me wrong by KJ I just recently wrote my post match analysis of the game against Wolves and I completely disregarded anything to do with Djourou simply because it merited an Article in itself. He was our best defender last night. You don't understand how much it pleases me to say it.

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Wolves 0-3 Arsenal – No more than a training session!

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Wolves 0-3 Arsenal by KJ To be perfectly honest, it wasn't one of our better games. For most of the match we looked to be stuck in second gear and it looked more a training ground exercise of keep ball rather than put Wolves to the sword. The game started of perfectly for us when [...]

Wenger – Arsenal put the handbrake on after explosive start

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Arsenal were very hot favourites to make it ten wins out of eleven last night, and they made mincemeat of poor Wolves in the opening minutes. After Sebastien Bassong was sent off for pushing Theo Walcott over after just 8 minutes the game was all over bar the shouting. Van Persie converted the penalty very [.

Arsenal need to sell Chamakh and Bendtner to get Clint Dempsey

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The Fulham hitman Clint Dempsey just seems to get better and better, and with the American approaching the last year of his contract at Craven Cottage there is little surprise that Arsene Wenger is considering bringing him in to Arsenal. According to the respected UK paper The Telegraph, Wenger was considering making a bid for [.

Nine out of Ten for Arsenal – Could do better?

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That figure in the title does NOT refer to the Gunners performance tonight as although it was very calm and assured it didn't seem to have the same urgency as usual.... The game was effectively over after just 11 minutes so I guess there was no need for Arsenal to wear themselves out unneccesarily. With [.

Wolves v Arsenal Preview, Line-Up and Score Prediction

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Wolves vs Arsenal preview, line-up and predicted score by KJ Arsenal are on a hot-streak at the moment and have won 8 of their last 9 games. This impeccable form has seen them rise to 3rd above their North London rivals and now look to increase that gap to 5 points. Wolverhampton Wanderers are a [...

The Curse of Wenger hits Nasri (like Hleb, Flamini, etc)

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Why leaving Arsenal never wins you trophies by KJ On Sunday Arsenal managed to put the final nail in the coffin of Manchester City's title hopes. They now trail their bitter rivals Manchester United by 8 points and they look dead and buried in the title race. However, this wouldn't be so satisfying for Arsenal [.

The Financial Meltdown will prove Arsene Wenger is right

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Criticizing Arsenal's Fiscal Conservatism Is For Laymen – By: JG A new report has come out regarding the debt crisis for almost all football clubs in Europe; but especially for clubs in the Spanish league. The Spanish Government has apparently been trying to rescue some of the drowning teams over there but their efforts have [.

Arsenal Transfer Target Analysis – Olivier Giroud v Matias Suarez (plus videos)

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Mathias Suarez vs Giroud: by SV As we are well aware, Arsenal's ‘front man' department needs some replenishing in the summer, regardless of whether our Flying Dutchman extends his contract or not. The rumours have been rife that we are on the verge of signing Lukas Podolski, but it is reported that Le Prof wishes [.

Arsenal linked with top class Brazilian midfielder

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly looking to further improve his midfield as rumours fly in linking the Gunners with possible moves for M'Vila, Hazard or Lucas Moura, but according to today's papers they are closer to signing another Brazilian (arguably better than Moura). Lazio's attacking midfielder Hernandes, or his full name Anderson Hernandes [.

The FA won’t punish Balotelli for Song attack – This is crazy!

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Balotelli gets away with it! by KJ Some shocking news has filtered its way onto twitter. Mario Balotelli will not receive any retrospective action after his horrific tackle on Alex Song during the 1-0 win against Man City at the Emirates. According to the FA, an official saw the incident and decided it was not [.

Vermaelen – I am confident that Arsenal will be even better next season

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Thomas Vermaelen is very happy with Arsenal's current form, and believes that they can carry their more consistent run of wins into next season and make a real challenge for the Premiership title. "In some games we have shown a lot of quality and that we can compete with everybody," said Vermaelen. "But you have [.

Na$ri bets £10,000 on Arsenal NOT winning a trophy!

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Oooh Samir Nasri certainly knows how to annoy Arsenal fans and he has now bet the sum of £10,000 that he will lift a trophy with Manchester City before Arsenal win anything. Na$ri came in for a lot of stick from Arsenal supporters during this weekends game against City, and the famous Arsenal fan Piers [.

Arsene Wenger rues bad start to Arsenal’s season

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Arsenal only gained seven points from their first seven games this season and have spent the rest of the time playing catch-up with the teams at the top of the table. Now that the Gunners have hit a tremendous run of form Wenger just wishes that there were more games so that Arsenal could carry [...]

Arsenal v Man City report – Class 1-0 Money! Let’s all do the Poznan (video)!

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Class 1-0 Money by KJ What a result for Arsenal. This game was a must win for Manchester City and they truly cocked it up. It was clear they had given up on the league before the game even started. However, let's not take anything away from the boys, they were amazing. Arsenal were unrelenting [...]

Arsenal 1-0 Man City – 62% Possession, 100% Perfection!

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Man City Analysis by SV It has been just over an hour since Arsenal deservedly beat Manchester City and, I'll tell you what, my pulse rate is still well above ninety. This was an absolute cracker of a match; it didn't have the goals, but it had some stupendous football – all of which coming [...]

Super Sagna, Artful Arteta, and a victory for Arsenal’s ethics

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Arsenal 1 – 0 Manchester City — Quick Passing and Smart Team Pressure Vs. Violent, Undisciplined and Individualistic Footballers by Jason Mario Balotelli eventually had to answer to the force which is "karma", because he should have been sent off for his careless "studs up" challenge on Alex Song.

Oh Nasri Nasri! You went to Man City and you won f*ck all!

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What a absolutely brilliant result from the Arsenal today. Mikel Arteta's screamer was beautifully timed to destroy Man City, and for that to be followed up by Ballotelli getting sent of (at last) was just poetry in motion. Its just a shame Arsenal didn't score while Na$ri was on the pitch, but again his substitution [.

Jack Wilshere Suffers Yet Another Setback.

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The most important injured player at Arsenal, Jack Wilshere, has suffered another setback according to today's newspapers which read that the young English midfielder will have to put his dreams to play at the EURO aside for a while. Wilshere suffered a knee injury which forced Wenger to put the midfielder on rest again, although [.

Arsenal transfer target analysis – Lewis Holtby (plus video)

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Lewis Holtby: Transfer Analysis by SV A few days ago, the JustArsenal reader KidKnockout requested more information on a young player who has reportedly signed a pre-season contract with Arsenal: Lewis Holtby. I have seen the name crop up several times before on JustArsenal but, to be honest, never really looked into him very deeply.

Arsenal vs Man City preview, preferred line-up and score prediction

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Arsenal vs Man City preview, plus line-up and score prediction by KJ Arsenal go into this game suffering a loss to relegation strugglers QPR who ended the Gunner's 7 game win-streak. Because of that loss, this game has become even more vital for our fight for automatic Champions league qualification.

Are Arsenal really Man City’s Feeder Club?

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Is Arsenal A Feeder Club? by SV Today, we shall play the former Premier League leaders and current outsiders for the Premier League title. There is no love lost between us and Man City (for, of course, I'm talking of them) so, by the time many of you read this, you shall probably either be [...]

Analysis of todays results from an Arsenal point of view

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Analysis of results today by KJ Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham Great result for us and should really give the players a bit of confidence to push and beat Man City destroying their title hopes (Nasri's especially) as well as putting us two points clear of the scum. It was an extremely boring game of football with [.

Wenger on Van Persie rumours – Man City have enough Arsenal players!

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Ahead of Man City's visit to Arsenal on Sunday it was no surprise that Arsene Wenger was asked about whether Man City could make a massive bid for Robin Van Persie if the prolific Dutchman refused to sign a new contract at the Emirates this summer. "They have enough Arsenal players there now," Wenger joked.

Wenger – David Silva and Joe Hart could challenge Van Persie for top award

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks that his captain Robin Van Persie is definitely in with a shout of winning the PFA Player of the Year award, but he also named a couple of Man City players as possible challengers. Arsenal could completely derail City's chances of winning the Premiership on Sunday, but Wenger acknowledged [.

De Boer seems 100% convinced that Vertonghen will join Arsenal

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The Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has already announced that he leaving the Dutch giants during the summer transfer qwindow, and has also made it very clear that he wants to rejoin forces with his ex-teammate Thomas Vermaelen at Arsenal. He has instructed his agent to open talks with Arsenal, and with this in mind ESPN [.

Van Persie predicts thriller against Man City – Do you?

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Van Persie is predicting a 10 goal thriller by KJ Arsenal's six game unbeaten run ended against relegation strugglers QPR. The loss was disappointing to say the least and has now forced Arsenal to get a result against Man City. However, Van Persie is confident that Arsenal can get a positive result from the game [.

Ramsey – I really must learn how to score goals….

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The Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been getting enormous amounts of abuse from Arsenal fans on JustArsenal.com and just about every other Arsenal website I visit, but the youngster himself thinks that he just needs to improve his shooting ability to deflect the criticism. Arsene Wenger has been giving him a free role on the [.

Wenger – Jack Must Be Ready In Three Weeks

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Arsene Wenger is understandably being very cautious about bringing Jack Wilshere back to the Arsenal first team, but he is adamant that if he is not able to play competitively in the next three weeks, then there is very little chance that Jack will be fit enough to join the England squad for the Euro2012 [.

Arsenal’s Best Winger Combination Next Season?

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What is Arsenal's best winger combination? by KJ Arsenal's wingers have flourished this season especially Wenger's newest hot prospect, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. However, what would be Arsenal's best winger combination for next season? The shoe-in for everyone must be the 18 year old Englishman that I mentioned earlier.

An Analysis of Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea’s final games – 7 Cup Finals!

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Comparing the run-ins: by SV We are at a stage of the season now where the ‘every game is a cup final' attitude could not be more useful. We are in what I see as a three horse race for the 3rd and 4th spots; with the other two horses being Spuds and Chelsea. The [...]

Arsene Wenger admits movement in transfer market

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has in previous seasons refused to even admit there was a transfer window until the end of the season, but after last season's debacle it looks like he is aiming to get most of his business done before the other teams have even worked out their budgets! Is it now [...]

Is Giroud the right player to replace Chamakh?

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Olivier Giroud – The next French wonder? by KJ Recently I wrote an article on why Chamakh is not good enough for Arsenal and it received mixed reception. Some were completely against the idea of offloading the Moroccan. I still don't understand the protest. Have any of you actually watched him play?

New DM for Arsenal – M’Vila, Biglia or Vertonghen?

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keeping his options open, and even though his biggest defensive midfield target is French star Yann M'Vila, the Frenchman's also keeping tabs on Anderlecht's ace Lucas Biglia. The Argentine defensive midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal ever since last summer's transfer window, but even though Wenger [.

Arsenal Transfer Target Analysis: Younes Belhanda (plus videos)

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Due to the request of @rubbehm yesterday, this article will give my opinion on the possible acquisition of one Younès Belhanda. I have seen Belhanda's name crop up several times on the blogosphere; while he is clearly not as favoured as, say, Götze, it is clear that he is rated pretty highly by most who [.

“Arsene Wenger asked me about Swansea star”

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It was only a matter of time before top Premiership managers started looking longingly at the previously unknown Swansea players who have taken the top division by storm this season, so it is not so surprising that the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in one of the best of the bunch. The Hoffenheim midfielder [.

Why Chamakh simply MUST leave Arsenal

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Why Chamakh staying at Arsenal is not a good idea by KJ The former Bordeaux hit-man Marouane Chamakh has been linked with a summer move out of Arsenal with PSG leading the chase. The Moroccan has been in horrendous form with one goal in his last 25 appearances. However, he has vowed to fight for [...

Arsenal and Chelsea interest in young England midfielder confirmed

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The Crewe Alexander midfielder Nick Powell has been playing for England at all levels from U16 to U18, and despite his tender years has already made over 50 appearances for the League Two club. The 6ft hitman can play up front as well as in midfield and has scored an impressive 12 goals in 37 [...]

Arsenal scouting £50million French hitman?

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With just a couple of months to go until the summer transfer window opens, it seems that the newspapers are racking up the list of Arsenal transfer rumours. Today the Mail has produced the most unlikely looking rumour I have seen so far this year, as they report that Arsene Wenger has instructed his chief [.

Does Wenger really favour Ramsey……..and play others out of position?

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Wenger's Team Selection discussed: by SV Greetings Gooners. I have been isolated in the wilderness over the weekend and, as a result, was not able to blog, tweet or, more importantly, watch Arsenal for several days. During my separation from civilisation, Wenger (not for the first time this season) was given a fair deal of [.

Stephan Sessegnon wants move to Arsenal or PSG

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The Sunderland star Stephan Sessegnon has only been at the Stadium of Light for one season but has made an excellent impression on watching Premer League experts, including Arsene Wenger if reports are to be believed. The problem is that that the French playmaker is missing his homeland and the transport links between Sunderland and [.

Eboue – Wenger told me to leave Arsenal

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Many Arsenal fans were extremely surprised when the Gunners supersub (and cult hero) Emmanuel Eboue announced that he was moving to Turkey with Galatasary last summer. It was questioned whether this was a wise move by Wenger considering that Eboue was a very versatile and talented backup for the Arsenal defence (and how man times [.

Lehmann Fears “It Won’t Be Easy” for Podolski At Arsenal

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The Arsenal former legend Jens Lehmann sent out a warning to Arsenal's new signing Lukas Podolski, saying that the German will have to adapt with the Premiership pace and learn how to win if he wants to be successful at Arsenal. According to the German goalkeeper who made history with Arsenal, Podolski might not know [.

Robin Van Persie can’t wait to erase memory of QPR loss by beating Man City

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The Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie declared seems to be eager to have a go at Manchester City and declared that it's a shame for the Gunners to wait 8 days until the game against the Citizens. In the first leg Arsenal lost the game narrowly, and they'll surely be looking to avenge that loss. [...]

Chamakh – My future is at Arsenal and I will reject other clubs

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The Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, who was thought to be a certain summer departure, has snubbed the possibility of him leaving Arsenal saying that he still wants to become a better player and that making a step back to the French Ligue 1 would also mean a step back in his career. According to the [.

Theo Walcott believes Ryodinho is ready to play for Arsenal

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The England international Theo Walcott has declared how impressed he has been with the young Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi, who is currently on loan at Bolton Wanderers, and he thinks he is more than ready to provide some more competition at Arsenal next season. "Ryo has done very well at Bolton," Walcott said on Arsenal.

Who should Arsenal choose as first-choice Left Back?

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Who do we want? by KJ Arsenal were injury stricken, particularly in the full-back position, during the December/January period. Sagna has returned and has secured his first team place, no qualms there. However, the LB situation is a bit more complex than that. Fortunately, Gibbs seems over his injury problems and has been able to [.

Arsenal Rumours April 2nd – M’Vila, El Shaarawy, Bendtner and Van Persie

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There is no need to report on the Lukas Podolski to Arsenal rumours as everyone seems convinced that the Podolski transfer to Arsenal is already signed, sealed and delivered. Arsenal still seem to be linked with a few other strikers, and with Chamakh and Vela expected to be offloaded this summer another backup in the [.

Our very own Brazilian has high hopes of glory with Arsenal

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Arsenal's own Brazilian: Andre Santos by KJ Andre Santos joined Arsenal right at the death of the last summer transfer window. He was the immediate replacement of the departed Armand Traore. He looked shaky on his first few outings and was labelled by some Arsenal fans, jokingly I must add, as fat. However, he got [.

Forget Spurs, Arsenal have a fight to finish Fourth

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How things can easily change over a weekend by KJ Only last weekend, Arsenal fans including me were counting their chickens before they hatched and had put it as a certain top 4 finish for the Gunners this season. However, as I write this now, Spurs have just beaten Swansea to go level on points [...

Van Persie believes Arsenal can beat Man City and finish Third

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The Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie refuses to believe that the terrible loss to QPR this weekend will derail the Gunners in the race to finish third in the Premiership. Van Persie said: "We have seven more games to play and I believe we can come third. It won't be easy, everyone is fighting for [..

Oxlade-Chamberlain to get his salary DOUBLED this summer

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The youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain only joined Arsenal last summer from Southampton, but as an inexperienced 18 year-old (who had only ever played competitive football in League One) was given the lowly starting wage of just 25,000 a week. After his explosive start to his Arsenal career, in which he has already been touted as being [.

Wenger blames the Arsenal players for a change (plus highlights)

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Arsenal fans are so used to seeing Arsene Wenger rage against the referee, the playing area, the fixture list or the fourth official that it is refreshing to hear him actually blame the Arsenal players for a change. The pitch WAS a bit dodgy and everyone was sliding all over the place (especially Vermaelen!